Calipari Reveals UK Game vs. Dominican
With the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship right around the corner, John Calipari wants to make sure that his team is ready to face elite competition.
Calipari is coaching the Dominican Republic national team and will call upon some familiar faces to prepare his squad for the tournament, which begins on August 30.
On August 15, Calipari’s two teams will collide at Rupp Arena, according to tweets from the head coach. Team Dominican Republic will face Team Kentucky, which will be made up of eight of the program’s former stars. Calipari will coach the national team while Sam Bowie and Joe B. Hall will lead the Kentucky alum.
Team Dominican Republic will include NBA players Al Horford, Charlie Villanueva and Francisco Garcia.
Team Kentucky will include John Wall, Rajon Rondo, Tayshaun Prince, DeMarcus Cousins, Jodie Meeks, Nazr Mohammed, Eric Bledsoe and Keith Bogans.
All former Kentucky players have been invited to the event, where they will be honored for their contributions to the program.
The game is expected to be televised, but details have yet to emerge. On Friday morning, tickets will go on sale and more information will become available.